WORLD HINDU NEWS ROUNDUP IN ENGLISH 22-8 -2021 (Post 10,005)

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TODAY IS WORLD SANSKRIT DAY

PM Modi sends message on World Sanskrit Day.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Sunday to mark the occasion of World Sanskrit Day. Sanskrit is an ancient world language. Sanskrit is often referred to as the Language of the Gods and is made of the words ‘sáṃ’, meaning together, good, well, perfected, and ‘kṛta’, meaning made, formed and work. When used together connotes something that is well-formed or perfected. HINDU VEDAS ARE IN OLD SANSKRIT LANGUAGE.

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World Sanskrit Day is celebrated on Shravana Poornima every year, and this year it falls on August 22.

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HINDU LEADERS WARN DMK GOVERNMENT

Row over appointment of non-Brahmin priests in temples by DMK govt

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy cautioned Tamil Nadu Chief Minister  MK Stalin that he would move court against the appointment of non-Brahmin priests to Tamil Nadu’s temples.

Keeping its poll promise, the DMK Government has appointed trained aspirants from various castes as temple priests in Tamil Nadu.

Of the 208 appointees, CM MK Stalin handed over appointment orders from the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR & CE) Department on Saturday to 75 personnel who had completed ‘Archagar’ training.

The group comprises ‘Bhattacharyas’ (Vaishnavite priests) and Odhuvars (Shaivite reciters) including one female Odhuvar.

SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY TO MOVE COURT

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy tweeted that MK Stalin, just like his father M Karunanidhi, is meddling with temple priests’ posting, warning that it has become necessary for him to approach court.

WHAT POLITICAL ANALYST SAYS

Political analyst Sumanth C Raman tweeted a video of a priest alleging that several priests are being evicted for the new appointees to begin work. The priest is heard saying that priests from Kalahasti Temple and Kabaleeswarar Temple are being evicted with nowhere to go.

“Many social media messages and videos saying priests in temples are being sacked to make way for new appointees. I welcome the appointment of priests of all castes but sacking those working in temples for decades is wrong,” tweeted Sumanth C Raman.

Viswa Hindu Parishad and Hindu Front of Tamil Nadu also condemned the move of DMK Government. Their motive is to destroy the roots of Hinduism by removing the traditional Brahmin priests.

The Archakas also voiced their protest. General public have pointed out that the mosques and churches do their prayers in Non-Tamil languages and the DMK government has never asked them to do prayers in Tamil. DMK government’s main aim is to destroy Hinduism according to the the comments and tweets posted in mass media.

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Afghanistan crisis: India to provide refuge to Sikh and Hindus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday directed officials to ensure safe evacuation of all Indian citizens from Afghanistan and to provide refuge to Sikhs and Hindus wanting to come to India from there, as he chaired a crucial high-level meeting in the backdrop of the Taliban takeover of the war-torn country, official sources said.

Modi directed officials concerned to undertake all necessary measures to ensure safe evacuation of Indian nationals from Afghanistan in the coming days.

The Cabinet Committee on Security is the apex government body that deals with the issues of national security.

Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman attended the meeting, besides senior government officials.

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BJP worker removes PM Modi bust from temple after criticism

BJP worker, who had set up a temple with the bust of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Aundh in Pune in Maharashtra , has removed the sculpture after he was pulled up by the BJP leadership in Delhi.

Mayur Munde had set up a small temple alongside a road in Aundh area in Pune a few days ago and installed a bust of Modi in it. “I am a follower of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and I worship him… and take his blessings. The temple would also enable other followers to seek his blessings,” Munde had said.

His action, however, attracted sharp criticism, not only from opposition parties but even local BJP leaders.

While Munde initially remained unavailable for comments, he addressed the media late on Thursday. “I am here to clear my stand but my lawyer Madhukar Musale will speak on my behalf,” he said.

Musale said Munde had set up the temple and it was recently inaugurated by local residents. “News about the temple spread across the country due to the respect and love for the Prime Minister. It also reached BJP’s national leaders… they called me up and asked me to remove the statue,” he said.

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Gujarat Anti-conversion law does not prohibit inter-faith marriages

The Gujarat government on Tuesday strongly defended its new anti-conversion law before the High Court, claiming the legislation only deals with “unlawful” religious conversion through marriage and does not prohibit people from entering into inter-faith wedlocks.

To further allay apprehensions raised by a petitioner as well as the Gujarat HC about the new law, Advocate General Kamal Trivedi, on behalf of the state government, said the legislation has several “safety valves”, such as prior approval of a district magistrate or an SDM- level officer to initiate prosecution.

After hearing the government’s arguments, a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Biren Vaishnav kept the next hearing on August 19 for pronouncement of an interim order.

The bench is hearing a petition challenging provisions of the law which penalizes forcible or fraudulent religious conversion through marriage.

The petition against the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021, was filed last month by the Gujarat chapter of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind.

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Fugitive Godman Nityananda claims to have taken charge  of Madurai Aadheenam

Fugitive godman Nityananda stirred a controversy by taking to social media to declare that he has taken charge as the 293th pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam.

The 292nd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam Arunagirinatha Gnanasambantha Desika Paramacharya Swamigal, aged 77, passed away at a private hospital in MADURAI on August 13 after battling respiratory illness. He served as the pontiff for over four decades.

Later on August 14, the mortal remains of the pontiff were laid to rest at a piece of land belonging to the Aadheenam at Munichalai. The same day, Harihara Desika Gnanasambandha Paramacharya Swamigal who was named the junior pontiff by Arunagirinatha Swamigal in 2019 was named the 293rd pontiff of the Madurai Aadheenam and he is likely to be coronated soon.

However, Nityananada took to social media late on Tuesday to declare that he had assumed charge as the 293rd pontiff of Madurai Aadheenam, creating a buzz.

Nityananda was formally made the junior pontiff by Arunagirinathar on April 27, 2012. However, he was removed as the junior pontiff on December 19, 2012 by Arunagirinathar himself who went on to appoint and later remove two other junior pontiffs with the issue ending up as legal suits at the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.

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Haryana bans use of phrase ‘Gorakh Dhanda’

A decision in this regard was taken by CM Manohar Lal Khattar after a delegation of the Gorakhnath community met him

The Haryana government has banned in official communication the use of expression “Gorakh Dhanda”, generally used to describe unethical practices.

The decision was taken by CM Manohar Lal Khattar after a delegation of the Gorakhnath community met him, according to an official statement on Wednesday.

The delegation urged Khattar to ban the use of the expression as it hurts sentiments of followers of saint Gorakhnath.

The CM said Gorakhnath was a saint and using this term hurts sentiments of his followers.

Therefore, the use of the word in whatsoever context has been completely banned, the CM said according to the statement.

Gorakhnath was a saint and a temple dedicated to him is located at Gord village, 20 km from Sonepat. — PTI

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UNION MINISTER SHOBHA PLANS TO CLIMB CHAMUNDI HILL

BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje to climb steps of Chamundi Hill during Navaratri.

She was in Mysore as part of her ‘Janashirvada Yatre’

Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje said she would climb the steps of Chamundi Hill for a ‘darshan’ of Sri Chamundeshwari Devi during Navaratri in October.

Since Shobha was Mysuru District in-charge Minister in 2008-09, she is closely connected with the city and its people. She has been climbing the steps of the Chamundi Hill since 2009 during the ‘Ashada’ month

She is in the city as part of her ‘Janashirvada Yatre’. She toured Mandya and Chamarajanagar districts and reached Mysuru, on Monday. 

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WE WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY

RAKSHA BANDHAN AND HAPPY WORLD SANSKRIT DAY.

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